South Africa

Managed aquifer recharge in South Africa (MARSA)

Research project Existing freshwater resources are threatened by overexploitation due to population growth, urbanisation, and climate change and many regions experience water shortage. South Africa is a water-scarce country and during the 2017-19 Southern African dro ...
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Membrane crystallization for water and mineral recovery

Research project Sufficient water supply in South Africa is a huge problem and together with future risk of insufficient supply of other resources such as minerals, it emphasizes on improved research and development within these areas. This project has three main ...
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Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning – GRIP

Research project The project ‘Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning (GRIP)’ aims to complement an existing collaboration on sustainable cities between City of Aarhus and City of Tshwane (Pretoria) in South Africa by adding a strong research component. In close co ...
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Evaluation of Resource recovery Alternatives in South African water (ERASE)

Research project Resource recovery from wastewater is a rapidly emerging research area, promoting the development of several technologies that hold the promise to increase the sustainability of process operation in water treatment systems. Different types of organic ... First year report We have accomplished to develop a model library (implemented in a software prototype) focused on extracting valuable compounds from wastewaster (freely distributed) These tools will show to South African environmental engineers t ...
Period: 2019-06-1 to 2022-11-30 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-M09-DTU Total grant: 4,960,508 DKK
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Pathways to water resilient South African cities

Research project This project aims to identify opportunities for supporting the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) as nature-based solutions (NBS) for increased water supply and water quality within the urban water system as part of a broader transiti ... Midterm Report The project is progressing but as the project relies heavily on stakeholder engagement and field experimentation, it has been substantially affected by Covid. Some activities have been delayed to 2021 where others have been changed ...
Period: 2019-05-1 to 2022-10-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-M05-KU Total grant: 4,979,683 DKK
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Enhancing Sustainable Groundwater Use in South Africa

Research project Groundwater is an increasingly important source of water supply for agriculture, households, and industry. With population growth and increasing climate variability, this water resource plays an increasingly important role in South Africa (RSA) to en ... Extra midterm report Two field sites for detailed hydrogeological observations have been established at Mamadila and Kalkfontein in the Hout catchment. Seven monitoring wells are equipped for automated logging/monitoring of groundwater levels, gen ...
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Tendering Sustainable Energy Transitions (TENTRANS)

Research project The overall objective of the project is to contribute to a transition toward sustainability in the energy sector of emerging economies, including sustainable development of local communities and local industries. The project will analyse the developm ... Project completion report The research project analysed the developmental implications of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) implemented in South Africa (SA) with a focus on the effects of wind power p ...
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Mobility Grant of Ms Amber Abrams

Research project The Heritage and the Anthropocene (HATA) project was conceived largely in response to the Cape Town water crisis. Pressing issues HATA will research include: people’s relationships to place and history when the environment no longer reliably provides ... Project Completion Report: One publication currently under review with the journal Environmental Humanities: Cohen, Høybye and Abrams. (Under review). Experimenting with water-focused participatory research methods: towards new forms of questio ...
Period: 2019-04-20 to 2020-12-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-MG03-AU Total grant: 130,995 DKK
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